Ada Weekly News (Newspaper) - August 4, 1960, Ada, Oklahoma
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ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1960
WINDING UP: R P. Davis, who still uses a team to cultivate his crops near Lula, had just about finished plowing a
field of Peanuts when the above photo was taken. Davis's land is neatly terraced and productive, but he says it's too
steeply-pitched and laid out with too short rows and strip-cropping to make the use of a tractor very practical. He does a good |ob of diversified row-cropping, just using the gray horse, Blue, and the big mule, John. (WEEKLY Photo).
Upland Farmer Near Lula
ROLLING LAND: A few years ago the above stretch of upland was a maze of brush and vines and native timber. R. P. Davis cleared it out with a 1 / I A *9"* ^ J f LmJ f ^ /** y A i» /n §*
chopping ax and brush fires and put the land in cultivation. Here he is shown looking over some tumbling acres of begari and peanuts—a good exam- A f IX J I I J I J I I rn J f W J|(j \AJ J" |
pie of what can be done if a man ha, skill and patience and isn t afraid of work. His three dogs, one a sleek black hound with a basso voice, follow ^ 1 ^ JU I I \J I UV V/ t I
him wherever he goes about the farm. (WEEKLY Photo). ■
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Well Known Allen Teacher Dies At Home
-local Af-A) Qroupi -Attend
—Annual AI Oman aller J dottle
Bv ERIC ALLEN
A large group of local Home Demonstration members will leave the Pontotoc County courthouse at 8 a. rn. Monday, August 8 for the 43rd annual Homemak-
— _____________er Conference at Stillwater.
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A well known Allen school teacher. Albert G. Pipkin, suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in Allen. He had been a member
Agent, says she expects at least twenty-five people from this area to attend the conference this year. The trip will he made by car. with everyone packing a picnic lunch which will be spread in the park at Stillwater upon arrival.
Registration of those attending the conference will he held at I p. rn. in Stout Hall on the OSU campus.
One woman from this county. Mrs. Leonard Etchiesdn, Roff, will
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CONCENTRATION: The abow* a m ^
ptcn,c held last Friday in Wintersmith Park TK.'Tk*’* obv,ousl/ *bso,rbed in their work in Seedcraft at the annual ^»lhU9h. Judy Smith, Un,en Hill, and M.rilyn Bl.n,™ Vit.Zgh ’(WEEKLY Pho*V)#U"d' l*,, *° ri9h,’ K*y J°"eS'
Allen Council Turns Down Water Offer
The Allen city council Tuesday night rejected a proposal by the Sooner State Water Co., Oklahoma City, to sell the Allen water system to the city. The city firm owns the well and distribution system and sell water direct to users.
The council held a public water meeting to discuss the possible purchase, so that Allen citizens could make their views known.
Complaints about the quality of the water had been received by the council, according to Mayor Phillip Milner, and there has been some talk of finding another source.
The saline content of the water from the present well, as shown by a recent Health Department analysis, is in excess of the amount recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service.
However, John Gilmore, sanitarian with the local health unit, notes that the latest analysis showed virtually the same salt content as a previous test run in 1951.
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Widely Known Chickasaw,
Dan Hays, Dies
Dan Hays, 87. widely known Chickasaw who has lived many years at 17th and Francis Avenue. died about 7 p. rn. Tuesday in Valley View Hospital. He suddenly became seriously ill about 24 hours earlier.
Hays owned considvirable tracts of land in the southeast quarter of the city. He donated over 16 acres in the original East Central campus.
His home, a spacious sandstone commanding a view of the valley to the southeast below its hilltop promontory, has long been a landmark of its part of the city.
Stand in the woods along Leader Creek southeast of Lula these hot summer days, and when it gets real still and the cicadas home of R. P. Davis, however.
ped and stepped right hack into i stretch of fanning land it is just It was nearing noontime when
the time of the bull-tongue plow, about the only way. Davis was approached for an
Rolling Land Ifs safe to say that if hill- interview, and he obligingly stop-
Climb the ridge behind the country farmers had practiced a plowing in a field of peanuts
century ago what Davis is under- and prepared for a spell of talk.
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stop their chirring, you may hear and ynn may get the surprise of taking now. millions of acres of “ was nor, and ho was thoughtful
a man s voice from across the y°ur hic- Davis Is one man who good 80 d wouldn't have washed f°i the welfare of his work am-
ridge saying quietly: hasn’t abandoned the old horse- down tributaries of the Mississip- mals, a sleek mule-and-horse
drawn farming equipment. The River and on out to the Gulf |eam he has trained to do his bid-
chances are, you will see him of Mexico. unhitched the pair from
man'l you may hear other sounds. Pl°win8 gth an old one-row oui- Contour Farming ’ hors/on‘X° ‘'ret fi?
somewhat alien to this last swift flvator Pl,^ed by a mule arri a Davis uses a good work team home
stretch of the twentieth century: horse. But Davis ^ operations do to get his plowing done because watched the team head with drat*
The snick of a neck-voke ring not fa,ntly resemble, except for m0st of his land is too steely- , the team head witn dia„-
fu • i I u necK>0Ke nn»’ work team th* o.itmedpd u j * ‘ Ai . gmg lines along the fence row to*
the jangle of harness trappings, ne , , K . ®am*. the outmoded pitched to accommodate a tract- warj tj.p u~rn
the occasional impatient chuffing methods of farming. You stand or-r i g g e d cultivator. And the
‘‘Gee, Blue. , .Haw, now, John." On the heels of the quiet com-
the occasional impatient chuffing of a sweating horse or mule and
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there and watch him following rows are too short, and running ^ can do thing with Old Blue
oi a sweating norse or mule ana rows are loo snort, ana running 1
the grating of cultivator wheels cultivator, and gradually you into each other. A tractor wouldn’t and John that a man can’t do against newlv turned pr^vellv come lo understand that Davis he Draetical with a tractor, Davis said. At
newly turned gravelly come to understand that Davis he practical.
has good reason for sticking to a , least I can, the way I have my
horse-drawrn rig Davis doesn t run *ong rows proDs laid out ”
^ ^u listen, and maybe you get b' up and dow'n the ridges in the old
the feeling the calendar has re- The thing Davis is doing is tied way. Every inch of his land is Did blue is the big gray horse, versed on you, and that you’ve up with methods both old and contour-farmed and every field dobn *s a brown mule.
pulled off Highway 48 and stop- modern, and for his particular banked with terraces. 1 "“(Continued on page four)
fE a • 1^1 D*s,sns ^t.st.c were the order of the day last Friday when 4-H girls around the county gath.
utliu f ^adeiSu\ sP®nsfrs at W.ntersmith Park, Ada, for the annual Seedcraft Picnic. The above youngsters—
pJhKll faqu?S' ^ay R®bbm*' Paula Sue Hogue, Jenny Sue Triplett, Charlotte Julian, Gayle McNinch, Sandra Hill and
U * aST! ?"* 5eedTCraft artTin the Counfy Fair tb*» y«ar. Standing behind the line of
Youngsters is Martha Henon, 4 H Junior Leader from Roff. (WEEKLY Photo).
By MARY LAKEMAN
Galley-Vanting Around The County
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a./«on ^AA KU hSST ft Tr-are vialinR in ,behomp
a-e at hi, bedside Mrs. Leon pita! »nere ^he is beine treats grandpareoU, Mr. and
Clay Johnson ememi ArtucklePPL T"'; arr’vrt Frida> i ^1^“* Burleson.
M#»rr ir u i i b her family to \isit with her «* —————■
a T oT. A k , fathfr ' I 7 U Bn"'r Va|- E.cWeson visited in
U»l Tuesday i2 ll.. . I”' - 'V X10" H^P«al recenUy and the home of Dt*. and Mrs. Dewey
fc 2L i, S, f X, „ . w U ^‘"8 treated. Etdueaon. Oklahoma Qty. las
. °!J I* cntical \4em- Mrs. \\ A Evans became ill -- weekend While there she attend
ber. o h,. UmOy. Mrs. Jona^nv.hue atleodins Fads Creek As-i Vide* and Stele Coier. Big ed morning services at the Village
Methodist Church were Dr. Et-chieson was the guest speaker.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Hammock. Sherman, on their way home they had spent several days visiting friends, stopped over Tuesday for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. R. 0. Laseman, your
correspondent and husband as at Fort Worth Baptist Seminary their guests went to Ada to have filled the pulpit at the Roff Bap-dmner at Trails Motel. This prov- fist Church Sunday. Mr. and ed to be a vacation for us too. Mr?:- C. L. Cornelius, Stratford. Mr. Hammock is a brother of and their. chlIdren also attended Mrs. Laseman.
will he guest pastor next Sunday, visiting with Grnsteads returned Douglas is due home Saturday to Roff where he has 'been *embar a vacation ployed.
the morning sendee.
Rev. Leo Cornelius, a
Douglas Reed of California, student son of Mr, and Mrs. John Reed,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grinstead,
Marlow, were in Roff Sunday. and Mrs. Bill Belt were in
They attended church sendees Tuesday.
and visited friends and relatives. ~ ~~ ---~*
Skeeter, ber son who had been (Continued on page two)